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East African Community to re-design flag

Current EAC flag

The East African Community (EAC) has launched a campaign to re-design its flag. While addressing a press conference on Tuesday at Uganda Media Centre, the State Minister for East African Community Affairs, Julius Wandera Maganda, introduced a campaign aimed at changing the symbols and emblems of the EAC flag so as to align them with …

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Is State-of-the-Nation Address a useless tradition?

Is State-of-the-Nation Address a useless tradition?

Opposition politicians and other notable political analysts have consistently expressed dissatisfaction about President Museveni’s delivery of the State of the Nation Address. They complain the President has over the years been falling short of expectations from Ugandans while others have always dismissed it as a sheer regurgitation of similar content over many years. But some …

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FUE launches One-dollar initiative

Michael Sidibe ED UNAIDS (L) Nicholas J. Okwir chairperson FUE

The Federation of Uganda Employers (FUE), has launched the One Dollar Initiative (ODI), a new way of fighting HIV/AIDS virus. It is so named because it brings in the participation of the  private sector. At the launch 59,000 dollars was collected. “The ODI clearly aligns with the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act (2014), …

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New foundation seed company for S.S.Africa taps ex-Syngenta executive to head it

Andy Watt, the pioneer Managing Director of QualiBasic Seed Company

Qualibasic Seed Company Ltd, a new seed company that was created to support small and medium sized seed companies in production and maintenance of quality foundation seed has opened its doors. This follows the appointment of Andy Watt, a former head of Syngenta East and Southern Africa and a seasoned agriculturalist with extensive commercial experience …

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COMESA adds energy in controlling cancer-causing poison in maize

Right to Left: Dr. Francis Nyan'ayo at AATF and Francis Mangeni from COMESA handing over Aflatoxin measuring technology to Ben Manyindo ED UNBS and Charles Ongwae MD Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) The donation worth Ushs90m, is meant to reduce the adverse effects of aflatoxin on human health, and promote cereals trade

Countries within the Eastern and Southern Africa have agreed to develop common standards and policies aimed at eliminating the trade and consumption of chemical compounds found mostly in cereals but are proven to cause cancer. Two leading regional research bodies; The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) in partnership with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture …

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